This bag of homestyle turkey jerky was purchased online in 2011. Mama Mia’s jerky is made in Corona, California, and distributed by Mama Mia’s Beef Jerky. On their web site, it is described how they consistently use the best quality and taste, without compromise.
Grandpa Ward (King of the Smoker), perfected a secret family recipe, where they are committed with living up to Grandpa Ward’s passion for the very best snack food experience possible. They offer complete satisfaction on each and every bite you take, and you have Grandpa Ward’s word on that. One slogan on the web site is “A sealed bag of our jerky lasts 1 year and an open one for about 5 minutes – try it and see.”
Ingredients: Turkey, Soy Sauce (Water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt), Brown Sugar, Burgandy Wine, Molasses, Liquid Smoke, Onion, Garlic, Black Pepper, Tapatio Sauce (Water, Red Peppers, Salt, Spices, Garlic, Acetic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate), Sodium Nitrite Allergen Warnings: Soy, Wheat
This liquid marinade consists of an average soy sauce, a somewhat healthy burgandy wine, Tapatio hot sauce, and liquid smoke. The Tapatio hot sauce used also has just an average ingredient list.
It is great to see super healthy onion and garlic are used as ingredients.
There is no nutrition facts table provided. As a result, the sugar and salt levels are unknown.
This jerky does use unhealthy sodium nitrite as the main preservative, apart from salt. On a better note, this jerky does qualify to have no MSG added
Decent (7/10) – Ingredient Rating
The thing I remember most about this homestyle flavor was the smoke taste being strong. It was slightly spicy, but not that hot overall. The soy sauce taste was apparent. There is a fair amount of sweetness with this jerky. Overall, it was an interesting tasting jerky, and not overly salty. The strips had a great texture, not being too dry or too tender, pretty much perfect. The slices have medium thickness, and are medium in size.
This was a 3 ounce/85 gram bag that cost $6.00, which translates to $2.00 an ounce. That would rate as an average price. Looking at their web site today, the price is still $6.00, where it appears slashed down from $6.99.
There is a label is affixed to the front of this resealable bag. There is a picture of a sexy lady leaning against a smoker, with what looks like a plate of jerky in her hand.
Their slogan is “Best Jerky in the World!”. The only fact printed on this bag is “Natural Smoke Added”.
There are some bag categories not covered here. Most notable missing are a nutrition facts table, bar code, allergen alerts, and a best before date.
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